The Duval County elections are now underway. Truthfully, I’m not looking forward to them.
I’ve been involved in many campaigns — especially in the last ten years when we started the tea party. The one thing I understand about campaigns is this — “Blood bath.”
The tactics of bloodying up your competition takes precedence over listening to your concerns and addressing the bigger issues we face on a daily basis. It’s sad.
How nice it would be if a candidate spent time walking door to door in your neighborhood to shake your hand and truly listen to your concerns. Some do but not as much as they should. And those that do – get the respect and the votes of their constituents.
Instead candidates will send us trashy mailers about their competition; place nasty ads on TV and the internet about the opponents; and will spend big donor dollars and later give big donors paybacks.
Campaigns are a racket and most people pay no attention to them. Only a hand few vote in local elections and the rest of the city just goes about their business.
I wish I could say it would be different this time but it’s already started as I described above. The ads are running and they are nasty. The donors are donating big dollars and soon your mailbox will be filled with trashy mailers.
For those running for Mayor of one of the largest cities in America – we wish you all God speed. And we ask – can you keep it clean and just focus on what you will do for us instead of how horrible and ugly your opponents are? We really are tired of that cr_p.
By the way, a local church posted this scripture verse and I thought it could be used as a guide for those running for office.